SARA for Women Transition House Support Worker (Relief)


Transition House has openings for casual, on-call, transition house support workers.


Provides advocacy, one to one support, group facilitation, crisis intervention, assessment, intake and discharge services in the Transition House for up to twelve women and children fleeing violence or at risk of violence. Assists the TH Manager by providing administrative support as necessary and ensures the safety and security of the program. The program operates 24/7 and employees may work day, evening or weekend shifts and statutory holidays.


  • 2 yr. Diploma in a related Human/Social Service field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Two years recent related experience
  • Knowledge of family violence, violence against women and children, community resources
  • Must be able to take direction and work cooperatively with others
  • Must be able to work a variety of shifts, including night shifts (Relief), weekends and statutory holiday as well as weekday shifts


  • Excellent oral, written and computer literacy skills
  • Good organization and time management skills
  • Crisis intervention, assessment and lay counseling skills
  • Good conflict resolution skills
  • Able to be non-judgmental and empathetic
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment
  • Able to be flexible and creative
  • Able to maintain personal and professional boundaries
  • Able to interact effectively and positively with women and children
  • Able to work with people with complex needs
  • Able to remain calm in stressful situations


  • Travel with reimbursement for mileage and use of a reliable vehicle with business insurance required.
  • Class 5 Drivers license and a car in good working condition that can safely transport residents as required.
  • Occupational First Aid, Level 1 certificate is required. Copy of valid certification must be presented on first day of work.
  • Employment is contingent on the successful completion of a criminal record check.
  • Previous use of SARA or WRSFV services must be disclosed at time of application.

Submit cover letter and resume to:

Subject: Relief Support Worker Posting

Applications will remain open until relief pool is filled

SARA for Women Society promotes the principles of anti-oppression, diversity and inclusion. We strive to represent the diverse communities that we serve. Individuals from First Nations, diverse ethnocultural origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations are encouraged to apply.

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  No telephone inquiries please.